Cityscape

Oklahoma Joe’s will become Joe’s Kansas City

Nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que, with locations in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe and Overland Park, will officially change its name to Joe’s Kansas City by the end of the year. The new name has been on logos for its barbecue sauce, french fry seasonings and some T-shirts. In November it will be on menus and business cards, with outdoor signage changing over by early December.

Cityscape

QuikTrip starts cooking with kitchens in stores

QuikTrip is hoping its new made-to-order menu will draw people who want to fill up their stomachs — whether or not their vehicles need fill-ups. QT Kitchens offer a made-to-order menu that includes flatbreads, toasted sandwiches, personal pizzas, specialty coffee drinks, frozen lemonades, smoothies and ice cream.

Business

Burns & McDonnell wins awards for two projects

The Design-Build Institute of America has honored the engineering, architectural, construction and environmental consulting services company for its work on two projects — one with Rolls-Royce Group and the other with Kirtland Air Force Base.

Oklahoma Joe’s will become Joe’s Kansas City

Nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que, with locations in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe and Overland Park, will officially change its name to Joe’s Kansas City by the end of the year. The new name has been on logos for its barbecue sauce, french fry seasonings and some T-shirts. In November it will be on menus and business cards, with outdoor signage changing over by early December.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

Kansas City area jobs grew in July, but so did joblessness

The area’s unemployment rate was estimated at 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.3 percent in June. At the same time, area employers added 4,100 jobs. Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said 10,400 workers or would-be workers entered the area’s labor force in July, causing the jobless rate to rise even as employment grew.

Oklahoma Joe’s will become Joe’s Kansas City

Nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que, with locations in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe and Overland Park, will officially change its name to Joe’s Kansas City by the end of the year. The new name has been on logos for its barbecue sauce, french fry seasonings and some T-shirts. In November it will be on menus and business cards, with outdoor signage changing over by early December.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

Kansas City area jobs grew in July, but so did joblessness

The area’s unemployment rate was estimated at 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.3 percent in June. At the same time, area employers added 4,100 jobs. Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said 10,400 workers or would-be workers entered the area’s labor force in July, causing the jobless rate to rise even as employment grew.

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Money Matters: What’s yours is mine

Social Security benefits may seem like less of a concern foryoung couples just starting life together since each of them has decades to go before reaching retirement age. However, for couples currently nearing retirement, the choices they make regarding Social Security can have a dramatic impact on their financial future.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Money Matters: What’s yours is mine

Social Security benefits may seem like less of a concern foryoung couples just starting life together since each of them has decades to go before reaching retirement age. However, for couples currently nearing retirement, the choices they make regarding Social Security can have a dramatic impact on their financial future.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

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Denver police testing use of body cameras

Some Denver police officers are using body cameras on patrol as part of a study of their effectiveness, and officials hope to have all 800 patrol officers outfitted with the devices by next year.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Denver police testing use of body cameras

Some Denver police officers are using body cameras on patrol as part of a study of their effectiveness, and officials hope to have all 800 patrol officers outfitted with the devices by next year.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Area drivers are among the safest nationally, Allstate study says

In Allstate’s 10th annual ranking of the most accident-prone urban areas in the nation, both Kansas Citys, Olathe and Overland Park finished near the top for safe driving. Fort Collins, Colo., led the safety ranking for the second consecutive year. Brownville, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, finished second and third.